Stunning choice of ceremony locations, onsite wedding teams and customisable packages make it easy for couples to say “I do” by the sea
Centara Hotels and Resorts is attracting couples from around the world looking to get married in Thailand with a versatile choice of wedding celebrations that includes photogenic locations, dedicated service staff and attractive room rates for family and friends of the bride and groom.
Two of the Centara properties on Koh Samui offer versatile wedding venues. Centara caters equally well to couples hosting an intimate ceremony on the beach as it does to those who prefer a more extravagant celebration with a full banquet and live entertainment.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
Many brides and grooms-to-be are drawn by the personalised wedding experiences on offer at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, which include hosting a barefoot ceremony on the soft sands of Chaweng Beach, exchanging vows in a traditional Thai wooden sala with soothing views of the Gulf of Thailand in the background, or gathering on the seafront lawn decorated with gently swaying coconut palms.
Extensive room choices add to the romantic appeal, as explains Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui’s Resident Manager, Paul Maneerat. “Our Royal Suite is the ultimate choice for a romantic stay as it offers couples plenty of room to spread out in comfort and enjoy the exclusive indoor and outdoor spaces, inspired by the graceful contours of a colonial home,” he says. “Newlyweds also enjoy the spacious pool suites and deluxe ocean-facing rooms, all of which come with a range of personal services to guarantee an unforgettable bespoke wedding celebration.”
Centara Villas Samui
For couples that prefer a more secluded location, Centara Villas Samui is an all-villa resort nestled by a hidden cove on the island’s pristine southern shore at Laem Set. The resort features 102 villas that seamlessly blend in with the rich tropical surroundings on a gently sloping hillside that leads to a picturesque private beach.
“The idyllic setting at Centara Villas provides the perfect location to express your love. Whether you choose an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family, or a unique Thai cultural celebration in the tropical gardens,” says Karin Jongman, General Manager of Centara Villas Samui. “Our skilled coordinators make sure the dream every couple has of their big day comes true.”
Experienced wedding teams at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Centara Villas Samui also work closely with wedding planners to ensure that every detail is considered, from the decorations to the catering, the music to the cuisine. In the lead up to a wedding, the couple can check-in and enjoy a relaxing beachside break, taking advantage of the generous facilities and services on offer and taking time to finalise arrangements, even sampling the dishes for their special day during a pre-wedding tasting session.
On the big day itself, hair stylists and make-up artists can be brought in, English-speaking celebrants can be engaged to host the ceremony, or orange-robed monks will arrive to perform a traditional Thai water blessing ritual.
“We see quite a few couples stay at the resort, fall in love with the place, and then come back to get married,” explains Voytek Klasicki, General Manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. “Our beach weddings are particularly popular and newlyweds often choose to stay on for an unforgettable honeymoon,” he adds.
A variety of wedding packages are available at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Centara Villas Samui. These include Thai, Western and Indian wedding itineraries and different packages offer additional benefits such as floral decorations, a wedding cake, canapés and cocktails, a bottle of sparkling wine, a photographer, or even a romantic candlelit dinner for the bride and groom.
To find out more about the wedding packages and bespoke options available at Centara Hotels and Resorts on Koh Samui at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com